Archive for May, 2014

Blue Hills and JP

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Today was pretty busy. I started the day by driving to Blue Hills Reservation to hike with Glynnis and her two-week-old son, Clark. We had a nice chat as we walked around the Pond. You don't realize just how rooty the path is until you see someone trying to navigate ...

Tewksbury and the UUA

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

This morning, I drove to the new UUA headquarters on Farnsworth Street, in the "Innovation" district. Cam Archibald, who oversees the Katie Tyson Fund at the UUA, gave me a tour of the new facilities. I got there early, and walked around the neighborhood a bit before meeting Cam. There's ...

Virginia to Tewksbury, Mass.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

I'm at the Residence Inn in Tewksbury, Mass. The internet speed here is about 12 Mbps—both upload and download. This is a 3-story low-rise, and I'm on the 3rd floor in building 8. My only complaints are a) building 8 seems like the only building that's unmarked, or, if it ...

Hingham, Wompatuck, and the Blue Hills

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Today was busy, albeit not photographically. My first stop upon leaving the hotel was Wompatuck State Park, near Hingham. I only hiked three miles there because I'd planned a longer hike for after lunch with Liz. Wompatuck goes onto my "more, next time" list. It's a great place to hike—paved ...

Woburn Residence

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

I'm at the Residence Inn in Woburn, Massachusetts for the next three nights. The internet speed here (I bought the "enhanced" speed for $5/day, but it might be free to me because I'm an Elite member) is acceptable, but not stellar. Unless something goes horribly wrong during this stay, this ...

Scarborough Area, Day 3

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

It was raining this morning, so I planned a drive to some scenic lake areas. I didn't take many pictures. Here's the route I drove. As it turned out, the falls at Effingham (2) and Moultonborough (3) weren't all that impressive. Lake Kanasatka was pretty impressive, though. Meredith Harbor (my name for ...